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tracy_anne8

tracy_anne8

Joined November 2016

"She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain."- Louisa May Alcott
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A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn
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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
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A Brush with Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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I'm a little surprised that I enjoyed this book so much. It wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be but the I enjoyed listening to different characters in different chapters tell their story along the way. I will definitely be reading more from this author. #audiobook #scribd

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Mehso-so

I had much higher hopes for this book. Even though I enjoyed some of it a lot, most of it was "eh". About the time you thought the story was picking up, it suddenly slowed down again. The ending is abrupt but I know that is a segway into the next book. My issue with the ending is the fact that it feels rushed when the rest of the book was so slow. I probably will not pick up the next book. #audiobook #scribd #ya #yafantasy

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Can You Keep A Secret? | Sophie Kinsella
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I saw the preview for the movie based on this book and thought it looked like a cute little love story. I was in the mood for something light. This ended up being exactly what I was wanting, a cute little love story.

hes7 I read this last month—there‘s a movie? 3mo
tracy_anne8 @hes7 I just saw it on Instagram last week. It comes out on 9/13. I think only in select theaters but don't take my word on that. 3mo
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Went with a little fun non-fiction this time. It was a fun little book and taught me a lot about princesses I didn't even know existed and some new facts about those that I did know. #audiobook #scribd #historicalnonfiction #princess #royalty

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So I have mixed feelings about this.I picked a low goal thinking that I would be lucky to make it this year.Between work, home & having twins under a year,I have very little time to myself which means very little time to read.I only made this goal because it's all audiobooks due to my commute.I wish it included more books that I actually read.From point on though,I'm going to try my hardest to make time for actual reading.TBH I miss it, a lot.

Avanders Congrats!! And I know the feeling.. don‘t feel bad, enjoy the books you read, by whatever method, and when you have time, then you can turn to reading. I‘m preaching to myself here 😁😘 4mo
Samplergal Don‘t feel bad. You‘re still enjoying literature. Think of it as a bedtime story your mum is reading to you. Still counts. When I was working, I could only read about 15 for entire year. You‘re doing great! 4mo
Gissy Congratulations!📚📚📚🎉🎊🎉🎊👏👏👏👏👏❤️ 4mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 4mo
tracy_anne8 @Avanders @Samplergal Thank you so much. That makes me feel better 😊. 4mo
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This was the 2nd audiobook I finished this week. It was the 2nd in the series. It was good but I think the motive for the crime was a little weak but I liked that they addressed postpartum depression to some degree. I didn't enjoy it quite ad much as the first but it is still pick. #audiobook #scribd #historicalmystery #historicalfiction

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Girl at the Grave | Teri Bailey Black
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Finished 2 audiobooks this week. The minute I read the description of this book, I immediately downloaded it. I could have cared less what genre it was and I was not disappointed. I loved the mystery, relationships and story line. I just wish there was a sequel l. #audiobook #scribd #historicalmystery #historicalfiction #ya

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Dear Wife | Kimberly Belle
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I forgot to post my last audiobook. I'm normally not a fan of thrillers but I think I found a new nitch I enjoy. The "domestic drama" thriller. This one did not disappoint. I guessed only one of the big twists but I definitely didn't see where the end was heading until it was there. #audiobook #scribd #domesticdrama #thriller

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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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I just had to share. We pulled out the twins little reading chairs for the first time.😄 They loved them. Looks like we have new seating for bedtime stories.

marleed So sweet! 5mo
julesG Cute! Times two! 5mo
AJBowers Too cute 5mo
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Gissy Love this picture! 😍Future book lovers! ❤️❤️ 5mo
tracy_anne8 @Gissy Thank you😊. I hope so! 5mo
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The Sin Eater's Daughter | Melinda Salisbury
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Jumped on this one for my next #audiobook It has been awhile since I have read a ya fantasy. I love my historical fiction but I think I need break. #scribd #ya #fantasy #yafantasy #currentlyreading

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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I really went out of my comfort genres with this one but I am so glad I did. This book sucked me in almost from the beginning. I loved this twisted little book. I wish the ending didn't feel rushed but the rest of the book made it worthwhile. #audiobook #scribd

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The twins keep trying to pull all my books off my shelves🤦‍♀️. The Dark Days Club is apparently a favorite because they try every.single.time. to pull it off. Sorry guys, you're not quite old enough for that one yet.

Gissy 😂They are so cute!😍❤️❤️I love that age! They try to explore in every space. At least you can say that they love books already 😉 5mo
tracy_anne8 @Gissy Thank you😊. It's so fun watching them everyday discover new things! They definitely love books. Their favorite activity everyday is to take as many books off their own bookcase as possible! It drives my husband nuts since he is usually the one that puts them all away.😄 5mo
SharonAlger Good to see you starting them early. 5mo
tracy_anne8 @SharonAlger Since day one 😊 5mo
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I headed back to my comfort genre with this one. The difference being that the protagonist is usually middle to upper class. This one, she is a servant. New York around the turn of the century always fascinates me. I loves the setting, the mystery and the characters. I have already dives into book 2. #historicalfiction #historicalmystery #read #scribd #audiobook

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Who Slays the Wicked | C. S. Harris
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Loved, loved, LOVED this book. The mystery was more complex than I originally thought and was very surprised by the murderer. I'm glad we got to see more of Hero and Sebastian's relationship. I adore this series so much. #audiobook #scribd #historicalmystery #historicalfiction

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A picture of my #bookhaul the last couple of weeks. The top picture is from today from B&N. Everyone managed to find a book, even the twins😊. The Christopher Moore book is my husband's. I'm most looking forward to the tagged book. I loved her previous book. She has great wit & humor.Also as a new mom & history lover, I'm curious to know how childrearing was in the 1800s.

The bottom picture is from a few weeks ago from a local used book store.

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She Tempts the Duke | Lorraine Heath
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So I just finish this quick little romance. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a dark romance and it was just a dark enough for me right now. I enjoyed the characters and storyline. #romantsy #audiobook #scribd #historicalromance

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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Everytime I decide I'm going to read at night after the twins are asleep, this one decides he doesn't want to sleep🙄. Maybe I'll finish the tagged book before the end of the year! #gotosleep #seriously #yourecutebutgotosleep

Tanisha_A Haha! He is so cute 7mo
tracy_anne8 @Tanisha_A Thank you😊 7mo
Smrloomis Ooh, he‘s adorable! 💕 6mo
tracy_anne8 @Smrloomis Thank you!😊 6mo
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Why Kill the Innocent | C. S. Harris
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It took me over a year to finish this book. It has nothing to do with the quality of the book but just because of life. I finally caved and got it on Audiobook and I'm glad I did.

This was another solid entry into this series. I didn't guess the killer until end. I wish there had been more dedicated Sebastian and Hero's relationship but maybe into he next book. #audiobook #scribd #historicalfiction #historicalmystery

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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I got myself a new book light. I am so dang excited for this thing. It has 3 different shades of white light with 3 different intensities for each one AND it's rechargeable! Who knew I would be this excited over something so simple🤷‍♀️ #itsthelittlethings #booklight

Slajaunie I want one! What is the brand name? Where did you get it? 8mo
julesG This is such a good book light. I got it in the #CupidGoesPostal swap. @Slajaunie it's called "LuminoLite" and I'm sure you can find it on amazon. 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I need a rechargeable book light, but I didn't even think they existed (mostly because I didn't look)! Thanks for sharing! 8mo
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tracy_anne8 @Slajaunie @julesG @worldsoke Sorry for the delayed response but yes it is called the LuminoLite and you can find it on Amazon. I got for $14. 8mo
Slajaunie Thanks! 8mo
Smrloomis Yeah! That sounds great! 👍🏽😁 8mo
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Wayfarer | Alexandra Bracken
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Sometimes I get annoyed when a book series has a neat and tidy ending. This however, was not one of them. I'm glad it had the ending it did. I enjoyed this book but probably not as much as the first. I would recommend this series though. #audiobook #scribd #timetravel

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Baby's Best Friend | Rachael Hale
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Sharing by puppers for #nationalpetday I'm not sure how I got so lucky to have 2 sweet dogs. They love the twins and are so good with them. These pictures are from when I was pregnant last year. They use to love to lay on my tummy. #petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

BookNAround They were making friends with the babies even before they arrived. 💕 8mo
JoScho Love this! 8mo
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Mischief | Amanda Quick
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This book was between a so-so and a pick. It wasn't quite what I was hopkng for at the moment. The main character could be annoyingly obtuse at times and there was several times that I felt certain phrases were overused. Otherwise the story was pretty good and I did enjoy the mystery. #audiobook #scribd #historicalfiction #historicalmystery #romantsy

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Mischief | Amanda Quick
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I'm enjoying my current #audiobook but I suddenly had the urge for something with a little intrigue and a lot of romance. I have always meant to read a book by this author but always chose a different one. The synopsis of this one caught my attention this time around. #scribd #historicalromance #romantsy #romance

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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The babes went down without an issue tonight (score!) So this momma is going to take advantage and do some long overdue reading. I'll probably only make it a chapter but I'll take it! #historicalfiction #historicalmystery

BookHoarder32 ❤️❤️ Good for you! 9mo
robinb I sooo ❤️ this series! 9mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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Look at what came in the mail today! It has been a while since I had book mail. I have been looking forward to this book since the end of the last one. I absolutely adore the covers for these books too. Unfortunately I have one twin who is in the middle of a sleep regression and another who is teething so I doubt I will be getting to this one tonight. Maybe soon🤞. #historicalfiction #historicalmystery

julesG It's just a phase and better days are ahead. I read a lot of books to my kids just because I wanted to read them. My daughter, 9y/o, sleeps best when an English audiobook is playing (German native speaker), just because I read to here when she was tiny. 9mo
tracy_anne8 @julesG Oh I know it will blow over eventually. They are really great babies otherwise. I never thought to read them what I'm reading. That's a good idea! We obviously read a lot of kids books. They also hear a lot of audiobooks right now when we are alone or in the car. I will have to try that though. They would enjoy that. 9mo
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Wayfarer | Alexandra Bracken
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I decided to jump straight into the sequel! #audiobook #scribd #timetravel

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Passenger | Alexandra Bracken
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I was surprised at how much I loved this book. I fell for the characters and very much enjoyed this take on time travel. #audiobook #scribd #timetravel #ya

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Passenger | Alexandra Bracken
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Jumping into another #timetravel book for my next #audiobook #scribd #ya

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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Westerns are not really my genre and I will admit that I probably won't pick up too many more if any in this category. With that being said, I actually really enjoyed this book and I'm glad I decided to step out of my comfort zone to listen to it. #audiobook #scribd #western

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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Thank God for audiobooks or I would not be getting any reading done right now. I enjoy using them also because I feel like it is easier for me to explore other genres and books I might not normally read. This book being one of them. #audiobook #scribd #western #currentlyreading

RJHowe Really enjoyed the movie adaptation 10mo
tracy_anne8 @RJHowe It looks good! I'm going to watch it after I finish the book. 10mo
Tamra Agreed, the audio selection and wait times pushes me into books I may not give a chance otherwise! 👍🏾 10mo
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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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So I have come to realize that I quite enjoy books about time travel. This explores what could happen if you change the past but it ends up being so much more than that. I know a lot of people found this book to be so-so, and some parts dragged on for far too inf, but overall I really did enjoy it. #audiobook #scribd #timetravel

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This was a fun audiobook. I liked the authors other book, Get Well Soon, and her sense of humor. This one did not disappoint. I hadn't heard of most of the people in the book but that made it more fun to listen to. This was also my first book finished for the year. #audiobook #scribd #nonfiction #read

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This is my smallest goal I have ever had for my reading challenge but I'm looking forward to other aspects of my life and feel like I may not have a lot of time to read. We shall see what this year will hold but I'm excited for 2019! #goodreads #goodreadschallenge #readingchallenge2019

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I forgot to post my #yearinreview from my #goodreads reading challenge. I was no where near where I wanted to be this year but it has been quite the year and I'm happy with the small amount I got done. I'm hoping this next year is better however! #goodreadschallenge

JoScho Any reading is good reading I say! 11mo
tracy_anne8 @JoScho Thank you! I agree! 11mo
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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone had a truly wonderful day no matter how it was spent. It was our twins first Christmas and truly fun even though they won't remember it.

I was spoiled bookwise. I wish I had time to read all of these now!

Tanisha_A Adorable! 😍 12mo
HOTPock3tt ♥️ 12mo
niha923 Merry Christmas! The twins are sooo adorable! Them boooks😍😍😍 12mo
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LauraBeth awwww - they‘re adorable! 12mo
youneverarrived Awww 😍 12mo
tracy_anne8 @Tanisha_A @HOTPock3tt @niha93 @LauraBeth @youneverarrived Thank you😁. I Hope you all had a great holiday! 11mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I joined a Facebook Book Club of other mommas who all had babies around the same time. Our first book is one I have been meaning to read for awhile. So while one of little ones plays, I'm going to finish my chapters for this week. I'm horrible at book clubs so I'm hoping I can stick with this one. #bookclub

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I attempted to start the book on the left as my next audiobook. I hadn't read a book in this series in a while. I had to give it up however due to the narrator. She was absolutely awful and made Peabody sound like a talking baboon. I decided to start the book on the right instead. I enjoyed the author's other book, Get Well Soon. So far the narrator is much more enjoyable! #audiobook #scribd #nonfiction

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I don't normally read Holiday themed books but this was a good retelling of A Christmas Carol. I enjoyed it a lot, especially the ending. #audiobook #scribd #ya #bahumbug #christmas

DeleteAcct Me too! 12mo
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The Midwife of Venice | Roberta Rich
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Book Outlet's Black Friday sale always gets me! This is the half of the order that was for me. The other half was gifts which I already put away. I won't get to them anytime soon but buying books always gives me that warm fuzzy feeling🤗. #bookoutlet #bookoutlethaul #bookhaul

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This looks like the perfect book to start for this time of year. Since I now have a longer commute to pick up the babes, it gives me more time to listen to audiobooks. That seems to be one of the only ways I get to read anything right now with almost 3 month old twins. And I thought I would still have time to read a lot😆. #audiobook #scribd #currentlyreading #twins

AmyG Twins ! They are adorable. Mine are 30...and yours bring back alot of wonderful memories. Read? I had a babysitter when my girls were 4 months old..my son‘s pre-school teacher would drive him home and stay for 2 hours. Then I would lock myself in my room and just read. Take it any way you can get it!!! 12mo
Bookzombie So cute! 12mo
Kaye Isn‘t that neat ! I didn‘t have twins but I think audiobooks might be the easiest route to take unless they‘re taking a nap 😴 12mo
tracy_anne8 @AmyG Thank you 😊. That is so great that you had someone come help for a few hours! It's nice to be able to take a break for yourself sometimes. I'm taking as much as possible! 12mo
tracy_anne8 @Bookzombie Thank you😊. @Kaye Audiobooks for the win! And just lots of kids books😄. 12mo
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First in the series. This was a good cozy mystery. I enjoyed the characters and storyline. It was an easy book to listen to on my commute. I will be on the look out for the next book in the series on #audiobook #scribd #historicalfiction #cozymystery #historicalmystery

HOTPock3tt Sounds awesome!! 😃#Stacked 12mo
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I also managed to find these books for the twins. I am most excited for This Little Scientist. It has a brief paragraph about several different scientists. #kidsbookhaul #raisingbookworms

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Took the hubby to Barnes & Noble as part of his birthday today and found this book for myself. I can't wait to start this one. #barnesandnoble #nonfiction #medicine #history #medicalhistory #suckerforaprettybook #bookhaul

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Firefighter Duckies! | Frank W. Dormer
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Picture 2 of my #bookhaul and the first time shopping for books for the twins. All the books we currently have, have been gifts. My husband was so excited for the Little Golden Books and I'm a suckle for anything with the original Winnie-the-Pooh. #kidsbooks #winniethepooh #kidsbookhaul

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Picture 1 of my little #bookhaul from today. My husband and I ventured out with the twins for the first time to our local used bookstore. I got the next 3 books after the first in the Thursday Next series and the first in a new series that looks interesting.

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Not book related: I have been MIA for a long time now due to the preparation and arrival of these two little ones. They are almost 3 weeks old now and we are starting to get this parenting thing down a little bit. I have actually started reading again for the first time in months and I have missed it so much. I'm looking forward to being back here now. I'll try to keep baby pictures to a minimum 😉.

MellieAntoinette Gorgeous! Congratulations! 1y
Clwojick They are so beautiful ! Please share ALL the babies photos ❤️😍❤️ 1y
parttimedomestic Congratulations! 😍 1y
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Eggs Congratulations 🎈🎉🎈 1y
Reecaspieces How precious! 1y
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 1y
Wife Adorable! Congratulations 🌹 1y
Tamra So sweet! 1y
JennyM Oh, congrats. Good to have you back xxx 1y
julesG Congratulations! 😍 (you do not have to go easy on the baby pictures, at least not on my behalf 😉) 1y
Kalalalatja Congratulations! They look adorable 😍 1y
Jas16 Congratulations!!!! 1y
Bookzombie Congratulations! They are adorable! 1y
tracy_anne8 @Bookzombie Thank you😊 1y
Linsy Oh my goodness, they‘re so cute!! 💕 14mo
tracy_anne8 @Linsy Thank you!😊 14mo
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Not a whole lot of reading going on here lately while we prep for the babies. I am excited though that my #tbr books finally have a home and no longer in a closet! The closet was suppose to be temporary but didn't work out that way🤷‍♀️. I'm just happy they have an official home now!
My little orange furball is also making a rare appearance. (He is very anti-social.)
#shelflove #bookcase

MinDea So awesome! My books have been in a closet since we moved 10 months ago. 😢 Hope to get shelves built soon! 😻 Love when kitties come out and be social! 1y
tracy_anne8 @MinDea Mine were in that closet for 4 years🙊 so I understand. It will feel nice when they have homes again! 1y
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Unpopular opinion: I tried. I really did try but I just couldn't do it. I almost made it all the way through but stopped with about 50 minutes left. The writing was really beautiful but I honestly didn't understand the endings of about 90% of the stories that I read which just became more and more frustrating as the book went on. I finally decided I wasn't enjoying it enough to finish. #audiobook #shortstories #audible

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This was a great true crime book. I loved how the author approached each woman's story and examined their true motives. She approached them as actual human beings and not with the typical assumption that they killed due to jealousy and love. #truecrime #historicalnonfiction

monalyisha OoOOoo...stacked (via Goodreads)! 1y
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So did anyone else know that Mastercard had a credit card with Barnes and Noble rewards and benefits?😱

UnidragonFrag I had no idea and that would be crazy bad news for me 😂 1y
tracy_anne8 @UnidragonFrag I know me too! It came in an email from Barnes and Noble. I think I need to unsubscribe before I'm tempted. 1y
UnidragonFrag I'm not subscribed to there emails because I already get so many book emails and it's hard enough trying not to buy that stuff lol 1y
tracy_anne8 @UnidragonFrag It's so tempting when you get those emails! 1y
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